Adams Dairy Days kicks off Friday

Published 10:46 am Thursday, June 9, 2016

Adams is getting ready to celebrate summer with its annual Dairy Days this weekend.

Started in the 1970s, this celebration continues well into the 21st century with a lot of events for kids and adults, complete with ice cream eating contest and a milking contest.

Booster Club member Anna Sathre said the three-day event brings people together.

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“It is fun to see the community come together and throw a really nice town celebration,” Sathre said.

She said a few of the big draws are the parade and chicken fry. They try to have a variety of activities for all ages.

“We end our celebration with a friendly milking contest to keep with our dairy theme,” Sathre said.

Live Music

Saturday: 8 p.m. to midnight, Wasted Weekend, behind Legion

Sunday: 5 p.m., Forty Milers, Legion stage

Sunday: 6 to 7 p.m., Brad Boice — an Elvis Tribute Artist, in front of Northern Country Co-op (rain location: Legion)

Friday, June 10

• City-wide Rummage Sales: all day, 20 miles along the Shooting Star Byway — LeRoy, Taopi, Adams, Rose Creek and places in between

• Dodgeball Tournament: 4 p.m. at Southland High School, co-ed entering grades 4-6 at 4 p.m., boys entering grade 7-9 at 5 p.m., girls entering grade 7 to adult at 6 p.m. and boys entering grade 10 to adult at 7 p.m.

• Southland Summer Smash: youth wrestling at football field (rain location is high school),

• Outdoor Movie: 9 p.m. featuring “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip,” rain location is EMS building, Lucky Clovers 4-H concessions

• “Squeeze Out Cancer” cookie and lemonade stand, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 106 Bergan St.

• Next Step Cafe, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., baked goods

• Sacred Heart Church Gym, 5 to 8 p.m., pulled pork meal, free will donation

• Coloring Contest, due by 8 p.m., drop off at Heimer Foods

Saturday, June 11

• City-wide rummage sales continue

• Lions Club Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction, 8 a.m. to noon at fire hall

• 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m., $5 entry fee; Kids’ Mile Fun Run, 9:05 a.m. $1 entry fee; Duathlon (2 mile run/10 mile bike, 2 mile run), 10:30 a.m., $10 entry fee; registration starts at 8:15 a.m. at Sacred Heart School, proceeds go to Sacred Heart Juggling Team

• Big-Cup Golf Tournament, 9 a.m. at Cedar River Country Club

• Youth Bean Bag Tournament, register from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., throw at 1 p.m., behind Legion/City Hall

• Adult Bean Bag Tournament, register from 5 to 5:45 p.m., throw at 6 p.m., behind Legion

• Car Show: behind Legion, registration noon to 1 p.m., show from 1 to 4 p.m.

• Kiddie Pedal Pull, 2 p.m., behind Legion, sanctioned

• Steak Fry: 5 to 8 p.m., Legion, (Military Museum open)

Sunday, June 12

• Coronation of Dairy Days Prince and Princess, noon, Southland High School

• Grand Parade, 1 p.m., line up north of First and Water Streets, prize for best float

• Pickup, Semi and Tractor Pull, 11 a.m., Adams City Park, contact 507-438-6639

• Lady’s Auxiliary Luncheon, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., legion

• Chicken Fry: 4 to 8 p.m., Legion

• Ice Cream Eating Contest, 7 p.m., Northern Country Co-Op

• Milking Contest: 8 p.m., cash prize drawing after contest, Northern Country Co-Op

After Parade events:

• Kids’ games after parade: outback bouncer and volcano adventure slide, clowns, balloons, face painting

• Meet and Greets with Curious George, Nordy —Minnesota Wild mascot, Bruiser —Austin Bruins mascot, Goldy — Minnesota Gophers mascot

• Fire Department Kids’ Water Fights, 2 p.m. at the basketball courts

• Kracker Jacks Drumline performance

•American Legion Military Museum open